IACBE Accreditation

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Kardan University has been awarded with the first time accreditation through International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) for business and management.

In 2010, Kardan University filed an application for the membership with IACBE which was accepted and initially became the educational member. Afterwards, Kardan University became a candidate for accreditation in 2013. Finally, the Board of Commission of the IACBE granted an accreditation to Kardan University in December 2014.

In a press release, the IACBE stated, “The Department of Business Administration at Kardan University has undertaken a rigorous self-evaluation; has undergone a comprehensive, independent peer review; and has demonstrated compliance with the accreditation principle of IACBE. In addition, the Department of Business Administration has displayed a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education and advancing academic quality in business and management programs.”

This vital milestone further ehnahnces Kardan University’s reputation as the leading private university in Afghanistan and a major contributor to nurturing a new generation of globally minded leaders and managers.

“We are thrilled to become the first IACBE accredited university in Afghanistan. For over 12 years, we have strived to train a new generation of skilled leaders and managers in business, law, computer science and civil engineering fields. This international standard recognition is a testament to Kardan University’s unwavering commitment to quality academic education and excellence,” said Roeen Rahmani, the President of Kardan University.

Kardan University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. Click here for a listing of programs accredited by the IACBE.

About IACBE


The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) was established in 1997 and is nationally recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcome-based pragmatic accreditation in business and management education for colleges, universities and higher education institutions in the world. IACBE promotes and recognizes excellence in higher education of business institutions in the world both at undergraduate and graduate levels through specialized accreditation of business programs. Currently, the IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses around the world and has accredited over 1,100 business related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East Central America and South America.


About Kardan University


Kardan University is the leading, IACBE accredited private university in Afghanistan founded in 2002. The University offers courses at the diploma, bachelor and master levels to over 6,000 students, 25 per cent of whom are women. The University is a founding member and former Chair of the Association of Private Universities in Afghanistan. Some 16,000 individuals have already graduated from Kardan University’s specialized programs since its inception. The University enjoys national and international reputation thanks to its exceptional academic quality, dedicated management approach, and a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. IACBE promotes and recognizes excellence in higher education of business institutions in the world both at undergraduate and graduate levels through specialized accreditation of business programs. Currently, the IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses around the world and has accredited over 1,100 business related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East Central America and South America.
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